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My instinct suggests that a viral video site would be better served by tagging than categorization as a navigation metaphor. Categories are buckets into which items are placed. Tags are attributes which are assigned to an item. It is implied that an item belongs in one category while that same item might have multiple tags. If you give your authenticated ...


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Full disclosure, I prefer keyboard shortcuts to menus even though they aren't visible. I think all menus already obscure their content, so it's not just a case of knowing where 'file, edit, etc' are you already need to know what is inside them. If you know what is inside them then chances are you know where they are positioned on the screen. As such I ...


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Advantage: It saves vertical space Ubuntu Unity was originally designed for Ubuntu Netbook Remix, a GNU/Linux distribution made for devices with 9" to 10" (220 to 250 mm) displays with roughly 1024x600 pixels. (Though netbooks stopped being manufactured roughly at the end of 2012, 10" tablets with detachable keyboards such as the ASUS Transformer Book have ...


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These are called vertical tabs.


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Microsoft provides some guidance in the Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines. This guidance explicitly suggests avoiding File and other standard menu categories for applications not designed around files and documents. From page 228, section "Menu Categories": Choose single word names for menu categories. Using multiple words makes the ...


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As Evil Closet Monkey said, it doesn't make sense that the hamburger icon is being used on a desktop version of the site. If you're using a responsive framework, like Bootstrap or Foundation, they should automatically adjust the menu style depending on screen size like the picture below. If you look at this article where I grabbed the image, you'll see ...


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Remember when Microsoft introduced the ribbon UI in MS Word and dropped the FILE MENU and replaced it with the GLOWING ORB OF MYSTERY? Remember how long it took you to find the PRINT option that first afternoon of the upgrade? :) Point being that, no, it's not a requirement--as MS has clearly shown--but it is a convention. So deciding to veer away from ...



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